Blue Cornflower Oatmeal Soap Recipe

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Blue Cornflower Oatmeal Soap Recipe for Dry Skin

Blue cornflower oatmeal soap recipe for dry skin. Gently exfoliate and soothe dryness and irritation for a replenish you can feel. 

This blue cornflower oatmeal soap recipe for dry skin is packed with vitamins, minerals, and moisturizers your thirsty skin craves! Natural grains of oats and dried blue cornflower petals gently exfoliate the skin, while jasmine essential oil soothes dryness and irritation. 

Even if you’ve never made soap before, you’ll find this melt and pour soap recipe is easy to recreate. – That’s what I love about melt and pour soap, it’s neither time-consuming nor difficult to use, and there are endless ways you can make soap for your needs!

You’ll adore just how pretty these handmade soaps look and smell, sprinkled with brilliant blue cornflowers and infused with fragrant jasmine essential oil. Display them in a soap dish or give one as a gift. 

Get all the jasmine, blue cornflower, and oatmeal soap benefits for dry, itchy skin in one easy melt and pour soap recipe.

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Here’s how to make soap for dry skin with blue cornflower in a oatmeal  melt and pour soap recipe.

What Are Blue Cornflower Benefits for the Skin?

Blue cornflower benefits for the skin begin with anthocyanin protocyanin. This biologically active compound not only gives the flower its deep blue color, but it is also particularly beneficial for dry skin, especially those with eczema or sensitive skin. The same compound also provides anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and swelling. In addition to antioxidants that work to enhance the overall appearance of skin. 

So, you can bet, cornflower is good for skin! 

Wait, can you put flowers in soap?

You can put flowers in soap, but most won’t retain their color when exposed to lye. For tips on how to preserve flowers for soap making and to keep flowers from turning brown in soap this is a great guide

One other thing to note is when you work with melt and pour soap versus cold process soap making, you decrease the chances of flowers turning brown. This is because the soap base has already gone through the saponification process. 

I’ve made several melt and pour soap recipes with flowers and each turned out beautifully: 

Get all the jasmine, blue cornflower and oatmeal soap benefits for dry, itchy skin in one easy melt and pour soap recipe.

Why Use an Oatmeal Soap Base? What is Oatmeal Soap Good For? 

If you are experiencing itchy skin, I know you might be ready to reach for anything to ease your discomfort. As someone who has multiple skin allergies, I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to finding relief for itchy skin. Does oatmeal soap stop itching? It happens to be one thing that always works!

I’ve talked about oatmeal soap benefits as an effective skin soother for itchy, irritated dry skin before. The cellulose and fiber from the oats act as a gentle cleanser and exfoliator. And oatmeal soaps’ anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties are superior when it comes to improving eczema and restoring dry skin. 

Oatmeal melt and pour soap printable guide for soap makers.

Learn more about oatmeal soap from our printable soap making guides in the Simple Living Library.

As for the jasmine essential oil, that sweet-smelling, incredibly fragrant flower, boosting cell turnover. And studies show it can help treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. 

All together these key ingredients create a moisturizing soap recipe for dry skin and itch relief! 

How to Make Blue Cornflower Oatmeal Soap

Making your own homemade soap is much easier than you think. It’s a simple measure, melt, stir, pour process. Oh, if you want to make a marble blue effect as I did you’ll need a teeny, tiny amount of blue mica powder. I only use natural, non-toxic colorants for soap, such as clay, mica powder, and spices. 

Easiest way to make soap for dry, flaking skin with melt and pour soap.

Soap Supplies:

1 pound oatmeal melt and pour soap base

2 teaspoons dried blue cornflower petals

1/8 teaspoon blue mica powder (optional) 

20 drops jasmine essential oil

1 oval silicone soap mold

Blue Cornflower Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe: 

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine 1/8 teaspoon blue mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the oval silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Then carefully slice 1 pound of oatmeal melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  4. Scoop the sliced oatmeal soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 2 minutes total.
  5. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add 20 drops of jasmine essential oil. Blend thoroughly together using a heat-resistant silicone spatula
  6. Whisk the color mixture you set aside once more and distribute it evenly between 3 sections of the soap mold. Using a toothpick carefully draw a figure-8 to swirl the blue color into the soap to create a marbled effect.
  7. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of blue cornflower petals over the soap tops. 

Notes:

  • Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing. 
  • This melt and pour soap recipe makes 3 oval bars of soap. 

You’ll love how soft and replenished your skin feels after gently exfoliating and soothing dryness and irritation with this blue cornflower oatmeal soap recipe. It’s a treat for those with a dry skin type and anyone who craves soft, supple skin. 

Print this Oatmeal Soap Recipe for Itchy, Dry Skin Here: 

Get all the blue cornflower and oatmeal soap benefits for dry, itchy skin in one easy melt and pour soap recipe.

Blue Cornflower Oatmeal Soap Recipe

Yield: 3 soap bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Even if you’ve never made soap before, you’ll find this melt and pour soap recipe for itchy, dry skin is easy to recreate and with only 4 ingredients!

Materials

  • 1 pound oatmeal melt and pour soap base
  • 2 teaspoons dried blue cornflower petals
  • 1/8 teaspoon blue mica powder (optional)
  • 20 drops jasmine essential oil

Tools

  • oval silicone soap mold
  • soap knife
  • heat resistant silicone spatula

Instructions

  1. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup combine 1/8 teaspoon blue mica powder with 1 tablespoon 99% isopropyl alcohol. Blend together with a metal whisk to avoid clumping and set aside. (You can wear gloves for this step to avoid coloring your hands, but it doesn’t stain.) 
  2. Prepare the oval silicone soap mold by cleaning, drying, and spritzing with rubbing alcohol. 
  3. Then carefully slice 1 pound of oatmeal melt and pour soap base into ½” to 1” cubes using a soap knife
  4. Scoop the sliced oatmeal soap base into a large glass measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and melt the soap base in 30 seconds intervals, stirring intermittently to avoid burning for approximately 1 to 2 minutes total.
  5. Promptly remove the melted soap base from the microwave and add 20 drops of jasmine essential oil. Blend thoroughly together using a heat-resistant silicone spatula
  6. Whisk the color mixture you set aside once more and distribute it evenly between 3 sections of the soap mold. Using a toothpick carefully draw a figure-8 to swirl the blue color into the soap to create a marbled effect.
  7. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of blue cornflower petals over the soap tops. 

Notes

Allow the soap to cool in the mold for one to two hours or until solid before removing.

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